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WWI Monuments

New Jersey's Major WWI Monuments


Sunday June 4, 2017
2:00 PM
The library welcomes historian and preservation advocate, Erik L. Burro, who will talk about New Jersey’s major World War I monuments. Mr. Burro recently completed a photographic survey of all of New Jersey’s major WWI Memorials, a collection representing many of the most highly regarded sculptors of the post-War years.

These public works range from doughboy soldiers to allegorical figures placed in a variety of settings, all dedicated to local veterans of America’s Forgotten War. Combined, they express loss, honor, gratitude, patriotism and remembrance. Some are a glimpse of war and our military, others represent Montage of Monumentsthe ideals and aspirations of the Nation.

Mr. Burro’s research has discovered some surprises and even a mystery or two. New Jersey, a small state, has an enviable number of these major works. Some have been neglected, vandalized, or forgotten. Mr. Burro’s revelations of our Garden State legacy during America’s WWI Centennial years (2017-2019) promises to increase appreciation of our past and encourage restoration efforts that assure their importance to future generations.

This program supported by the Friends of the Library.


 


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